Windows 8 Installation.

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  1. encus

    encus Registered Member

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    Hello.

    I'm currently running my system on Windows 7.
    If I want to install Windows 8, which one is the best thing to do: upgrading from Windows 7 directly to Windows 8 or do a clean install?
    What are the consequences to each of them?

    Thanks.
     
  2. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    i tried both upgrading and a clean install and they both worked correctly.

    but i always like to start from scratch when installing a new OS.
    this way you can be sure there won't be any possible problems that could result from upgrading.

    i also like the smell of a fresh new OS. ;)
     
  3. xxJackxx

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    I have done a couple of upgrade installations and though they initially appeared to work ok, they both failed within a couple of weeks. Just broken and buggy things going on. I very highly recommend a clean install.
     
  4. garry35

    garry35 Registered Member

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    given thats its only been out officially for few weeks, i would probly go the option to keep all my old files and see how it performs, then maybe do a clean install after u have gotten used to the new way of doing things.

    this gives u chance to decide whether you like it and if there are any BIG performance or other probs then u can do a clean install with confidence that you can solve or workaround any issues or wait a bit till there are fixes available.

    Gazzer
     
  5. Kerodo

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    I'd go for a clean install, without any doubt. That's your best option... You may spend a little more time reinstalling things, but in the long run it's best...
     
  6. encus

    encus Registered Member

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    Thank you all! :thumb:
     
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